Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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agression

My son is diagnosed autistic at age 3. He has always been very kind non-aggessive. He has started to yell and scream. Is this age appropriate for autistic children.

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Trouble getting diagnosis

Hi everyone, I am a mom of a 19 year old son that I believe has Aspergers. When he was in therapy in 5th grade his doctor agreed but was not one that could prescribe meds.. I...

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Service Dog

I am looking for recommendations for service dog trainers in the pdx area, or information on how to train your own service dog.

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Help and support

Hello everyone, This is my first post on this website so please bare with me. I have a beautiful lil son affectionately called Squashy, (Joshua) that is Autistic and has...

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Socialising at School

I am a mum of an 11 year old with High Functioning Autism. I find it hard to get him to join in or socialise in the playground. He isn't sporty and just hangs around the edges...

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Autism and drooling

my high functioning 3 year old has drooled pretty consistently since birth, but it is getting worse now that he's talking more. Sometimes when he gets excited it gets foamy,...

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NON VERBAL AUTISTIC

MY LITTLE BOY WHO IS 4 YEARS OLD HAS SEVERE AUTISM HE DONT TALK JUST BABBLES LIKE A BABY THE DOCTOR TELL US THAT THEY DONT KNOW IF HE WILL TALK THIS CAN BE VERY FRUSTRATING. I...

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Baby Weight!!!

I need to lose about 15 pounds to FINALLY reach my pre-pregnancy weight!!! Does anyone have any SAFE, easy, and fun ways to lose weight!!!

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New parent to autistic child

I'm a stay at home mother of three. My three year old has recently been diagnosed with autism. I've suspected for some time now but everyone from the early intervention speech...

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Swimming lessons

We are trying to teach our 9 year old how to swim any suggestions? Group lessons went ok but they decided she would benefit better from one on one lessons, but we couldn't get...

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Is this autism?

My daughter is only diagnosed with developmental delays and sensory processing disorder. But I think it may be autism, is it? She only eats macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets,...

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Toothpaste

I need advice for my 14 year old who will only use children's toothpaste due to the taste of adult toothpaste. His teeth are pretty yellow and no cavities, but I need a whitener...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...